Penrith Panthers is delighted to announce Spencer Leniu has signed a two-year contract extension with the club.
The new deal means the 20-year-old prop has committed to Panthers until at least the end of the 2023 season.
"I’m humbled and blessed to extend my time at Panthers," Leniu said.
"This club and this community has been home for me since I moved over from New Zealand ten years ago.
"I know the staff and players here will help take my game to the next level. It’s a special group of people.
"We’re determined to turn the success of last season into something more and I’m excited to be a part of it."
A local junior with Minchinbury Jets, Leniu progressed through the Panthers development system to achieve his NRL debut in 2019.
The former Australian Schoolboys and NSW U20s representative has made a total of 17 NRL appearances.
"Spencer has been growing his game in the Panthers system since the age of 15," Panthers General Manager Rugby League Matt Cameron said.
"It’s a system we regularly reference as our club invests significant money and resources each year to develop young players, particularly those from the Penrith region and Central West NSW.
"It gives us great satisfaction that Spencer has recognised the value of the opportunity to play at Panthers despite receiving more lucrative offers from other clubs.
"We look forward to the next stage of his career and are delighted Spencer will continue his journey in Panthers colours."
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